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Old 03-25-2009, 01:57 PM   #1
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Dispute Between Neighbours -

A town councillor in Wales, Mark Easton, had a beautiful view of the mountains, until a new neighbour purchased the land below his house and built a new home.
The new home was 18 inches higher than the planning dept had approved, so Mark Easton, mad about his lost view, went to the local authority to make sure they enforced the roof line height.
The new neighbour had to drop the roof height, at great expense.

Recently, Mark Easton called the planning dept, and informed them that his new neighbour had installed some vents on the side of his new property.

Mark didn't like the look of these vents and asked the planning dept to investigate.

When they went to Mark's home to see what the vents looked like, this is what they found...





The Local Authority said the vents can stay since there is no planning law referring to shutter design.










It was actually done very well, quality work.


Overbearing zoning laws, neighbors like this, property taxes and Homeowners' Associations are all reasons I support this guy.


Making him spend money over a foot and a half is ridiculous.
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Old 03-25-2009, 02:15 PM   #2
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Very nice!

Down the road from me, there is the Great Wall Of Spite. Beginning back in the 60s, two families (whose houses are about 100 yards apart) started feuding. The families hated each other. Fights broke out, arrests were made, suits filed, so on and so on. Then one member of one of the families inherited a ton of money. How did they spend their inheritance? By building a cinder block wall between them and their enemy. It is approximately 200 yards long and 20' high. It is a thing of beauty. I'll try to get some pics sometime.
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Old 03-25-2009, 02:19 PM   #3
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Very nice!

Down the road from me, there is the Great Wall Of Spite. Beginning back in the 60s, two families (whose houses are about 100 yards apart) started feuding. The families hated each other. Fights broke out, arrests were made, suits filed, so on and so on. Then one member of one of the families inherited a ton of money. How did they spend their inheritance? By building a cinder block wall between them and their enemy. It is approximately 200 yards long and 20' high. It is a thing of beauty. I'll try to get some pics sometime.
I'd like to see that!
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Old 03-25-2009, 02:41 PM   #4
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Very nice!

Down the road from me, there is the Great Wall Of Spite. Beginning back in the 60s, two families (whose houses are about 100 yards apart) started feuding. The families hated each other. Fights broke out, arrests were made, suits filed, so on and so on. Then one member of one of the families inherited a ton of money. How did they spend their inheritance? By building a cinder block wall between them and their enemy. It is approximately 200 yards long and 20' high. It is a thing of beauty. I'll try to get some pics sometime.
A two story cinderblock wall??? Nice. That's some real hatred there!
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Old 03-25-2009, 04:19 PM   #6
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If you know the laws and deliberately disobey them, then yeah... you should have to pay to fix it.

I don't think it's irrational for the homeowner to cause a stir over the view. The property value of his house could easily go down with less of a view. The vents are funny, but the guy is an idiot for building higher than the regulations permit.
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Old 03-25-2009, 04:32 PM   #7
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Well if you went out and spent hard earned money for a home and a view you might not think 18" was a bigger deal. Don't get me wrong I understand what your saying but those zoning rules where in place before the home was built. The guy should be mad at the contractor and not the guy who just wants some of his view back and thats probably why they had that zoning rule there in the first place.
If he wanted an unobstructed view then he should have bought the plot himself. One thing most are probably missing is that the complainer was a "councillor" which I assume means he is on city or county council and has pull. I know this;in every locality I have ever lived in if the builder messed up and built the house 18 inches too high no way in hell the zoning board make them fix it. 1 foot? No. 2?. No. 3? Possibly.
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That is GREAT! It was only 18 inches...what happened to being neighborly? When I move in introduce myself to others, and when others move in around me, I bring them a welcome basket. I am still laughing over that picture. haha
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If he wanted the view he should've bought the rest of the land. Dude seriously went to find out that it was 18 inches too high? What a douche, that 18in isn't gonna change anything.
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Well if you went out and spent hard earned money for a home and a view you might not think 18" was a bigger deal. Don't get me wrong I understand what your saying but those zoning rules where in place before the home was built. The guy should be mad at the contractor and not the guy who just wants some of his view back and thats probably why they had that zoning rule there in the first place.
People aren't entitled to "a view" that I know of. Any house there would've blocked some of the view.. guess he chose the wrong plot of land.
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Yeah I swear I had seen this before. It's way old news.
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Well I guess he was entitled to the view as they made them tear off the old roof and bring it back to code and I'm guessing that code was their so someone could not build a hugh home blocking others views. If you purchased a home knowing that the guy behind you could not build a building but so high then they came in and over built blocking your view you would just let then do so reducing the value of your home? I get what people are saying but the builder should have known the codes and I bet he was the one who ended up eating the loss.
I agree, I can see how the guy would be ticked over his view. If he bought his house with the understanding that his view would never be blocked, and some jerkoff comes along and builds higher than code, I'd be ticked off too. Regardless of whether it was his fault or the builder it really doesn't matter, what's right is right and it should be fixed.
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Well I guess he was entitled to the view as they made them tear off the old roof and bring it back to code and I'm guessing that code was their so someone could not build a hugh home blocking others views. If you purchased a home knowing that the guy behind you could not build a building but so high then they came in and over built blocking your view you would just let then do so reducing the value of your home? I get what people are saying but the builder should have known the codes and I bet he was the one who ended up eating the loss.
But, over 18 inches? Either way your view is blocked. But, I do get what you are saying. It is the law...............even if it is just 18 inches. And because of the law, the complainer is going to have to look at a picture of a "cactus" every time he looks at the mountains.
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